Both offices are offering COVID-19 viral testing with walk-in or scheduled visits
- Rapid tests are available at both offices. Due to changing legal requirements and to stay in compliance with the NCDHHS we have updated our rapid testing policy to provider-only visits for all patients.
- The rapid Covid-19 test is now only available to people who currently have symptoms of Covid-19 or who have been exposed to Covid-19
- Our rapid test is completed through the BD Veritor test.
- Please note: a negative test does not rule out COVID-19 due to false negative results on rapid and PCR testing. Based on reasons for testing, our providers will discuss any necessary quarantine with you.
- PCR is a nasopharyngeal (nose) swab completed in office and sent to the lab to test for the Covid-19 virus.
- This test does take time to be completed at an outside laboratory, with results coming back within 3-5 days.
- We test for exposure to the virus and if you have symptoms.
- Per NC DHHS recommendations all persons tested for Covid-19 will need to quarantine at home and will not be allowed to return to work.
Do you know the symptoms of COVID-19?
Covid-19 Testing Prior to Travel
- Covid-19 testing prior to travel is self-pay only. Please review all travel requirements for your destination prior to being tested.
- Rapid covid-19 travel test is $150
- Send-out PCR Covid-19 travel test is $175
- Please note we cannot guarantee that a person’s send out test will result in time for their planned travel date
COVID-19 Quarantine & Exposure
When can I safely end quarantine after being sick?
You can be around others after:
- 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
- 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
- Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving
When can I end quarantine after testing positive for Covid but I have no symptoms?
- If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after 10 days have passed since you had a positive viral test for COVID-19.
I’ve been exposed to someone who has had Covid-19, what do I do?
- Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19, stay away from other people, and monitor your temperature
- Your local public health authorities make the final decisions about how long quarantine should last. Consider getting tested 3-5 days after exposure
- Please note that a negative test result does NOT mean that you can end quarantine early